Re: The Meaning of Pound for Pound
I don't think Muhammad Ali would need to be too much faster. He was already one of the fastest boxers even at heavyweight. But he would be even faster at a lighter weight.
For example, what would a fight look like between Henry Armstrong and Ali? The best example of an Armstrong like boxer at heavyweight is Joe Frazier. Ali beat him two out of three. I believe that a prime Ali beats the Frazier he faced in the first fight. Armstrong is better than Frazier, so it would be a hell of a fight, one that I think Ali might win. Ali could outsmart Armstrong. So does Ali belong in a pound for pound list?
What about Roberto Duran? I am going to guess that most people would pick Duran over Armstrong. So how can people rank Armstrong over Duran? Lightweight was their best weight and I think Duran could beat Armstrong so pound for pound Duran is better. What do you think?